100 People Dead from Defective Ignition Switches in GM Cars

GM-ignition-switch-lawsuit

Families of at least 100 people killed in crashes caused by defective General Motors ignition switches will get payments from the automaker.

Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who was hired by GM to compensate victims, updated the total on Monday. It stood at 97 deaths last week.

An additional 184 people who were injured will also receive compensation.

The fund received 4,342 claims by the Jan. 31 deadline, and about 14 percent of the claims are still under review. Nearly 3,400 were found ineligible or deficient.

GM knew about defective switches in Chevrolet Cobalts and other small cars for more than a decade but recalled them only last year. The switches can slip out of the “on” position, causing the cars to stall, disabling some important safety features.

SOURCE: AP

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s